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porta

(ˈpɔːtə)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy an aperture in an organ, such as the liver, esp one providing an opening for blood vessels
[C14: from Latin: gate, entrance]
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Noun1.porta - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavityporta - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
vent - external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate
blastopore - the opening into the archenteron
aortic orifice - the orifice from the lower left chamber of the heart to the aorta
stoma - a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
porta hepatis - opening for major blood vessels to enter and leave the liver
spiracle - a breathing orifice
mouth - the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped lipstick from her mouth"
os - a mouth or mouthlike opening
cervix uteri, uterine cervix, cervix - necklike opening to the uterus
fenestra - a small opening covered with membrane (especially one in the bone between the middle and inner ear)
cardia - the opening into the stomach and that part of the stomach connected to the esophagus
introitus - entrance or opening to a hollow organ or tube (especially the vaginal opening); "the introitus of the vagina"
external orifice, urethral orifice - the orifice through which urine is discharged
pylorus - a small circular opening between the stomach and the duodenum
anus - the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal
fontanel, fontanelle, soft spot - any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
naris - any of the openings to the nasal cavities that allow air to flow through the cavities to the pharynx
rima - a narrow elongated opening or fissure between two symmetrical parts
References in classic literature ?
He was to leave the city by the Porta del Popolo, skirt the outer wall, and re-enter by the Porta San Giovanni; thus they would behold the Colosseum without finding their impressions dulled by first looking on the Capitol, the Forum, the Arch of Septimus Severus, the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, and the Via Sacra.
You have told your coachman to leave the city by the Porta del Popolo, to drive round the walls, and re-enter by the Porta San Giovanni?
Well, what has this bandit to do with the order I have given the coachman to leave the city by the Porta del Popolo, and to re-enter by the Porta San Giovanni?
By the Porta del Popolo or by the streets, your excellencies?
I have left the island with my wife and child without being able to discover whether, indeed, Luigi Porta is alive.
I have killed all the Portas," replied the Corsican, in a deep voice, frowning heavily.
In addition to toting handguns safely under lock and key, the Porta Pak offers similar protection to cameras, spotting scopes and other gear.
Because political violence erupted in both Italy and West Germany, della Porta employs John Stuart Mill's method of agreement to discern variables that have explanatory power for political violence in each country.
In accordance with the terms of the put and call options, the first put option has been exercised by the vendors of Redleaf, requiring Porta to acquire a further 15% of the issued share capital of Redleaf.
Porta Reef's location within the vicinity of our own project makes it ideal for us as we will be able to market the two projects together,' said Ahad Holdings chief executive officer Hamid Nishat.
The partial exit of Porta Reef demonstrates ADIH's commitment given the slowdown of the real estate market generally in the region during the first three quarters of 2009 which is also expected to continue at least in the short term.